The Australian Open is not just a tennis tournament; it’s an event that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. The Australian Open All Abilities Day is a remarkable initiative that ensures everyone can experience the thrill of this world-renowned sporting event regardless of their abilities.
To make this day even more special, Living on the Spectrum has a limited number of passes available for those eager to participate, and if history is any indication, these passes will be snapped up quickly. To secure your spot at this unforgettable event, express your interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AO ALL Ability Ball Park
One of the highlights of the Australian Open All Abilities Day is the AO Ballpark, a hub of non-stop action designed for families and kids of all ages. The All Abilities morning ensures that you and your family can have an opportunity to enjoy this area before it opens to the public.
All Abilities Day on Tuesday 23 January, will showcase many of tennis’s disability pathways on the precinct’s biggest courts. These include Wheelchair Tennis, Blind and Low Vision Tennis (BLV), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Tennis (DHOH), and tennis for Players with an Intellectual Impairment (PWII).
The experience like no other.
This vibrant space is filled with exciting activities that promise a day of fun and entertainment. Here’s a sneak peek into what the AO Ballpark has in store:
1. AO Ballpark Stage:
Immerse yourself in the entertainment world with performances from leading children’s artists. The AO Ballpark stage is set to be a lively and engaging space, providing the perfect backdrop for a day of celebration.
2. Hot Shots HQ:
Get ready to channel your inner tennis star at the Hot Shots HQ. Warm up like the pros, take to the court, and test the speed of your serve in this fun-filled zone that promises to bring out the tennis enthusiast in everyone.
3. Splash Zone Waterslide:
Beat the summer heat with the Splash Zone Waterslide. Take a thrilling ride down a 3m waterslide, make waves like never before, and conquer the summer in style. It’s a splash-tastic experience that promises excitement for all.
4. Emirates Art Wall:
Unleash your creative side at the Emirates Art Wall. Join in the artistic festivities and let your imagination shine. This interactive space is a testament to the diverse talents within the community.
5. Star Snap Photo Experience:
Capture the moment with your favourite tennis stars at the Star Snap photo experience. Get an exclusive green screen photo opportunity with Hot Shots ambassadors and create memories that will last a lifetime.
6. Splash Zone Obstacle Course:
Embark on a water adventure with the Splash Zone Obstacle Course. Say goodbye to balancing acts and hello to misters as you cool down in style. It’s an exhilarating challenge that adds extra excitement to the day.
7. Tiny Tots Waterplay:
Designed specifically for the little adventurers, the Tiny Tots area is a water wonderland where toddlers can have a blast. With water walls and playful opportunities to cool down, it’s the perfect spot for our youngest participants to make a splash.
AO Accessiblity through out the event
Throughout the Australian Open, there will be a broad range of inclusion and accessibility initiatives to ensure that all fans can enjoy everything the AO has to offer. These include:
- Way-finding technology and Action Audio for the blind and low vision community
- Sensory rooms and packs for the neurodiverse community
- Travelers Aid and wheelchair loan
- Sunflower Initiative for people with hidden disabilities
- Dedicated inclusion customer experience team
- Communication boards and social story
- Hearing loops
- Expanded all-gendered bathrooms
To discover more about the AO Ballpark and its fantastic activities, visit https://ausopen.com/ao-ballpark. and to learn more about the All abilities day visit, https://ausopen.com/articles/news/all-abilities-day-ao-2024-truly-open-all
The Australian Open All Abilities Day promises an inclusive and thrilling experience for everyone, showcasing that sports and entertainment know no boundaries. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of diversity!